The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 9 of 25

When Derek McInnes took over as manager of Bristol City, the Robins were bottom of the Championship. Eight games into his reign, they have racked up four wins during that period and are now seven points clear of 24th-placed Coventry. Nicky Maynard has four goals to his name so far under McInnes. The question now, says Paul Binning, is whether Bristol City can hang onto their star striker for

The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 3 of 25

We’re now onto the third window in our (twist on an) advent calendar. Paul Binning reveals the rise of a flying winger at the forefront of the Derek McInnes revolution at Ashton Gate.


Albert Adomah (Bristol City)

The summer of 2010 saw some much heralded arrivals at Ashton Gate. Steve Coppell had joined at the end of the previous season whilst signings included David James — England’s goalkeeper as they …

Can Derek McInnes lift Bristol City from the basement?

“The new Owen Coyle? No, he’s better than that” – Paul Binning examines what may lie ahead for highly-rated new Bristol City boss Derek McInnes at the Championship’s bottom club.

Comparisons are inevitable in football. It’s taken Ryan Giggs’ unparalleled two decades of success to stop people talking about “the new George Best”. Andre Villas-Boas has followed an identical route to the self-titled ‘Chosen One’ and despite a very different …

The Seventy Two Unfortunates Football League season preview

The Seventy Two has joined forces with fellow Football League blog The Two Unfortunates, not to mention fans of all 72 clubs in the Football League, to bring you a full 108-page season preview.

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Five Stars: Bristol City’s best players in the 21st century

After recovering from an early-season slump to attain mid-table respectability, Bristol City will be playing Championship football again next year. It has been an interesting past decade for Robins fans, with promotion to celebrate. Paul Binning, the Exiled Robin, picks his Five Stars.

Rarely has pulling a list together given me cause to consider the title so much. I settled for selecting the five that have given City …